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Posts tagged “Mission Bay

Between the trees

Yet another sunset image from San Diego, this one was taken in Mission bay where the sun was setting right in between the trees. Obviously my placement played in role in that but who’s keeping track πŸ™‚


Picnic at the Bay

Once a year our huge IT group has a team building event; for the last 2 years its been held at Mission Bay. Last year I just happened to have my camera on me and I volunteered to take some picture of the event, after that I was asked to be the official photographer of the event this year and I couldn’t have been happier πŸ™‚ The whole idea behind the even is to spend half a day at the bay doing a BBQ, playing games and socializing. Consider how huge our group is there is an actual even planning group that takes care of this: they setup all the events for the day to make sure that there is something for everyone. (more…)

Why HDR?

I’ve been asked lately about the HDRs that I do and how I do them, instead of responding to the individual e-mails and comments I figured I’d do a series of posts over time and this is the first instalment. First off, let’s be honest over here: I’m not a professional and I don’t think I’m that good; I do think that I’ve improved a lot over time though πŸ™‚ I do appreciate all the kind comments so with all the humility I figured I’d share the knowledge. But as the saying goes: “Give a man a fish; you have fed him for today. Teach a man to fish; and you have fed him for a lifetime”, I don’t want this to be a recipe type of “knowledge sharing” so its only appropriate to start with why use the technique to begin with. (more…)

Light at the end of the tunnel

Technically this is not a tunnel so the title is not applicable but you get where I’m going with this πŸ™‚ I love symmetrical pictures, I tend to see them or look for them everywhere and with the sun being right down the middle, it was too good to resist. This was a small dock in Mission Bay, San Diego… Happy Tuesday πŸ™‚

Walking to the Edge

Anther image from Mission Bay, I took this at the very end of my walk as the wind began to pick up and the temperature drop. What caught my attention besides the hues created by the sunset was the dead patches of grass that created a path that lead you to the edge of the bay, hence the title πŸ™‚

Glowing Trees

Another image from walk around Mission bay while searching for a good spot for a sunset picture, I turned around and there were these glowing trees… I had to take a picture πŸ™‚

Our waste

I was walking around Mission Bay trying to find a good vantage point to take some sunset shots from; I noticed this pipe with two poles sticking above it from a distance which I thought was odd. When I got close to it the sign it said something along the lines of don’t touch the water or come in contact with it. It was a sewer pipe dumping our waste into the bay, I thought it would be interesting contrast with the beautiful sunset going on behind πŸ™‚

Hot Coals Only

Another picture from Mission Bay, this time of a fire pit right around sunset.

Park & Recreation

A bench in Mission Bay that is maintained by the City of San Diego hence the engravement πŸ™‚ I thought the Palm trees with Interstate-5 behind a sign saying “San Diego” was very fitting for the city. Of course there are more significant & popular landmarks in the city but this one is probably more relevant for locals or frequent visitors to the city.

Standing Tall

An image of a really tall tree at Mission Bay around golden hour which really helped bring out all those vibrant greens & reds. To put how tall the tree is in perspective, compare it to the garbage bin which is around waist high for an average person!